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Old 05-20-2013, 07:47 PM    (permalink
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But HoC is terrible.
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House of Cards really is an awful TV show.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:49 PM    (permalink
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I was going to ask if this had all ready been posted but I really don't care...

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The pilot of The West Wing brings more to the table than the entire season of House of Cards did. Come at me.
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I never compared it to West Wing.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:18 PM    (permalink
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You've been here a long time, GF.. do you really believe that is something Brodeur can do? To be a nice man once in a while?

Out of his wheelhouse I'm afraid!!!!!!
Brodie loves me. He will listen to me. I've also been here waaaaaaaaay too long.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:34 PM    (permalink
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Brodie loves me. He will listen to me. I've also been here waaaaaaaaay too long.
I love Michael too, but he feels the need to take shots at me in public to make himself look cool.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:33 PM    (permalink
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I made the offer to DG and he ignored me :\
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DG is lame. I should have met up with Cain and Shane in Pittsburgh but quite frankly I was far too drunk to do much of anything whilst I was there.

I assume we would start off with a flag football game, transition into a TV marathon (presumably watching something awesome, like Firefly [suck it Corey]), and then ending with a video game marathon of some sort. Drinking is encouraged, but not required.
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I was in the same area where Xio is for a training seminar once and he kept rejecting offers of seeing a movie. Jerks everywhere.
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I love Michael too, but he feels the need to take shots at me in public to make himself look cool.
I took a shot at you because you brought up The Newsroom for absolutely no reason as a pot shot at me and others who enjoy the show. And you know you did.
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I took a shot at you because you brought up The Newsroom for absolutely no reason as a pot shot at me and others who enjoy the show. And you know you did.
YOU ALWAYS TAKE SHOTS AT ME, EVEN WHEN I'M NOT INVOLVED. YOU ARE A LIAR AND A BAD PERSON. How does that feel Michael, how does that feel?
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I'm interested to know what the board's aversion to HoC is.
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I'm interested to know what the board's aversion to HoC is.
The characters are all one note and boring, and the plot is predictable and stupid in most cases.

That is my opinion, obviously.
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The characters are all one note and boring, and the plot is predictable and stupid in most cases.

That is my opinion, obviously.
I would say these are accurate. I am most of the way through and have to agree with the predictability of character and plot lines.

Right now I'm fascinated by it for two reasons:
1) The utterly corrupt nature of power and politics
2) The "protagonist" is not anyone we are supposed to like in any way

In that regard it has my attention, but halfway through the season I was already entirely bored of the predictability.
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YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sure i could just download most of these shows, but why
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Melissa Joan Hart was my first celebrity crush because of Clarissa Explains It All.

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I would say these are accurate. I am most of the way through and have to agree with the predictability of character and plot lines.

Right now I'm fascinated by it for two reasons:
1) The utterly corrupt nature of power and politics
2) The "protagonist" is not anyone we are supposed to like in any way

In that regard it has my attention, but halfway through the season I was already entirely bored of the predictability.
1). This is one of the main reasons I dislike the show. Yes, I know politics is dirty. During college, I worked on a few campaigns and I saw it first hand. And I can assume the closer you get to power, the dirtier it gets. But HoC is way too over-the-top. There hasn't been a politician as corrupt as Underwood since Aaron Burr. A President's Chief of Staff would never go behind the president's back as much as this one does. And the president himself is such a *****. He is getting pushed around by 3rd highest ranking representative in the House? That doesn't happen.

2). This is similar to Breaking Bad. Walter White isn't supposed to be liked either. But Breaking Bad does is so much better. The characters, despite being terrible people, have streaks where you like them (especially Jessie). In HoC, no character is likeable at all ever.

Another thing that annoys me is how stupid everybody is. Underwood is passed over for Secretary of State and suddenly the actual nominee finds themself in controversy. It should have been obvious that the overthrow of the Speaker was his doing. He was in charge of the education bill and that was a mess. He suggested Russo and that was a mess. Yet the characters don't notice that Underwood is behind it all? These are some of the smartest, most well educated people in the country and they can't piece together the puzzle.

Everything about the show (except the acting which is one-note) is over-the-top and unbelievable.
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Brilliant letting one of Scott Pioli's henchmen have his own team to ruin.  One of the premier GM jobs in the NFL and it gets handed to a stupid **** who makes three facepalm moves for every good one.  Awesome.  Just like handing a new Mercedes to a 16 year old girl who's already been in three wrecks. 
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